The Miami Dolphins are reportedly allowing Minkah Fitzpatrick seek a trade, so should the Cleveland Browns pursue the second-year defensive back?
With safety Damarious Randall on the last year of his deal, Fitzpatrick would be a ready replacement. Randall is going to want a lot of money because of the massive market the safeties set in 2019 free agency.
The Browns may want to deal a second-round selection plus a third-round selection for Fitzpatrick and let Randall walk to save cap money.
Even if you decide to pay Randall, there is still room for this trade. The Browns signed safety Morgan Burnett to a two-year contract in the offseason; however, they only carry a $1.3 million dead cap, per Spotrac, if they release him after this season.
Having Randall and Fitzpatrick deep in a passing league seems almost too good to pass up. Burnett is 30-years-old, so going with the younger player in Fitzpatrick is a trend the Browns should pursue.
Fitzpatrick had a 76.7 slot coverage grade in 2018, per Pro Football Focus. Keeping Randall and Burnett could still propel the Browns to make this move. The Browns have a few guys who could play the slot, but it is a very tough position to play.
The Browns should make the call to the Miami Dolphins and see what it will take. Minkah Fitzpatrick can replace Randall, replace Burnett, or simply add more talent to an already talented secondary.
The question now is: Will John Dorsey make another big move?